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  • Toronto: Jennifer Aniston's 'She's Funny That Way' Nears $4 Million Deal With Clarius Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)

    Toronto might be inching to a close, but the second weekend of the festival saw another heated bidding war. New distributor Clarius Entertainment is nearing a $4 million deal for domestic rights to the screwball comedy "She's Funny That Way," Variety...
  • Ann Hui's 'Golden Era' To Represent Hong Kong in Oscar Race

    HONG KONG -- Ann Hui's "Golden Era," which was the closing film at this month's Venice film festival, has been selected to represent Hong Kong in the foreign-language Oscar race. The Tang Wei-starring film is a biopic of early 20th century writer Xiao...
  • 8 Strange Moments from James Franco's New Book

    What do Elizabeth Taylor, Lindsay Lohan and James Franco have in common? They're all prominently featured in James Franco's new book, "Hollywood Dreaming." His sixth book won't hit bookshelves until Sept. 23, but Variety took an early peek to pick out...
  • TIFF 2014: With 'Pigeon,' director Roy Andersson goes out on a limb

    Cult director Roy Andersson was sitting at his kitchen table in Stockholm, struggling to come up with an idea for a script, when he noticed a pigeon on his window sill. “Immediately I thought. ‘Does he have problems too? Maybe he also is...
  • Pictures in the News | Sept. 5, 2014

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Canada, where tourists and locals stop to take pictures with a TIFF sign along King Street in downtown Toronto on the first day of the Toronto International Film Festival....
  • The Week in Pictures | September 1 – 7, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Calling for higher pay and the right to form a union without retaliation, fast-food chain workers protested as part of a wave of strikes and protests in 150 cities across the U.S....
  • Analysis: WGA nominations build momentum for 'Dallas,' 'Jasmine,' 'Her'

    Analysis: WGA nominations build momentum for 'Dallas,' 'Jasmine,' 'Her'
    Writers who are not members of the guild, films made with production companies that are not WGA signatories and productions otherwise made outside of the guild's guidelines are deemed ineligible year after year, leading to such high-profile recent...
  • New 'Child of God' trailer: James Franco adapts Cormac McCarthy

    New 'Child of God' trailer: James Franco adapts Cormac McCarthy
    Does James Franco ever sleep? In the past year, he's starred in such diverse films as "Oz the Great and Powerful," "Spring Breakers" and "This Is the End"; directed art house efforts like "Sal" and "Interior. Leather Bar."; mentored Gia Coppola in...
  • Venice Fest Expands Final Cut Workshop From Africa To Middle East

    ROME - The Venice Film Festival is opening up its "Final Cut in Venice" workshop, which supports African films in post, to pics also coming from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. Last year the innovative workshop, organised by the Venice Film...
  • John Woo's 'The Crossing' To Be Released In 3D

    BEIJING -- John Woo's upcoming epic "The Crossing" is to be presented in stereoscopic 3D. The decision to convert to 3D, along with its star cast that includes Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Huang Xiaoming and Tong Dawei almost guarantees the pic will be...
  • Twelve directors and the movies that made them

    Twelve directors and the movies that made them
    Directorial acclaim never comes easy. When it hits, though, the results can be significant not only for the helmer but for cinema itself. We take a look back at the films that propelled some of today’s most celebrated directors to prominence....